FOLLOWING A WINNING PLAN OF ACTION
A bodybuilding journey By Hayley Evans
Addiction and d determination n are two attributes proving oving to be a winning formula ula for 24-year-old HAYLEY EVANS. Here she recounts her steps to winning on n the bodybuilding g stage.
Born in the Waikato, I moved up to Auckland when I turned 18 for a job opportunity, ty, working for a great company y and brand of cosmetics.
I have always been an active c tive person and love living a healthy life style and keeping fit and healthy.
My bodybuilding journey y started star ted in July last year when I decided ded I wanted to achieve a personal al goal of getting my body in the best est shape possible to be able to o compete in the Bikini section for the New Zealand International Federation of Body Building (NZIFBB) Waikato champs in September.
“The feeling you get when you are up on stage and feeling
amazing is indescribable and totally addictive!”
Luckily Luck I knew the right person to approach to get all of the right r information and guidance, a personal friend Jake Campus, based in Flex Fitness Gym Hamilton.
Within W a few days of emailing Jake what I was eating, eatin my weight and height he had sent me though a ac complete meal plan of what I could eat and a workout w schedule to follow. Long story short I followed fo this plan 100 per cent and soaked up all the advice and knowledge I could in the eight weeks.
My body had completely transformed in this time from what I thought was fit and toned, to a whole new level of feeling this way. I was so pleased and happy that I had reached by goal that just turning up to the show and touching the stage was enough for me.
But since I had worked so hard I decided that I may as well step on the stage and show of my hard work. I reached competition date on 21st September S and reluctantly stepped on stage – I was a nervous wreck and had no idea what to t expect. I got up there and rocked the poses as much as I could and it felt like such an achievement.
Surprisingly I placed first in this competition and was in total shock! The feeling you get when you are up on stage and feeling amazing is indescribable and totally addictive! This is what star ted my new addiction and determination to keep competing in this fantastic Sport.
Since then I competed in the Auckland Nationals on September 27th and Northern Champs Cham in October – I placed first in Bikini section Tall and Won overall.
This year I have stepped up my training, seeing Jake Ja once a month in Hamilton to monitor my body b fat and muscle mass as I added muscle, then prepped for the IFBB Auckland Pro / Amateur Bikini show March 16th - I placed third in a tough class of girls.
Now I am working on adding more muscle to my gluts and stepping on stage for the IFBB Nationals in October this year, which I am currently working hard for with my ultimate goal of getting my IFBB Bikini Pro card.
I cannot wait for all of the new challenges ahead and look forward to once again stepping on stage in October.
Hayley placed first in her first bodybulding competition
and was in total shock!”
Hayley is now working on adding more muscle to her gluts and stepping on stage for the IFBB Nationals in October.